A Dozen Places to Find Immigrant Origins

Posted by Juliana Szucs on January 5, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site

There’s a unique thrill that comes when we identify an immigrant ancestor in our family tree. That ancestor’s decision had a huge impact on who we are today. Finding a connection to your immigrant’s place of origin in the old country can fuel our passion for family history. Here are ten places to look to… Read more

WWII Marine Robert E. Bishop – A Case Study

Posted by Jennifer Holik on December 31, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

When we begin World War II research, we often search as many online indexes and databases as possible, usually beginning with Ancestry. And while there, we usually see if there is a family tree that has records attached to it. If there is a photograph of the individual, that is a huge bonus.  Meet Robert… Read more

3 Simple Strategies to Back Up Your Smartphone Photos

Posted by Denise May Levenick on December 22, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

You’re not alone if the photos of last year’s holiday dinner are still on your smartphone or buried in a cloud backup service. But unlike forgotten leftovers, those pictures can still be saved. Professional photographers track thousands of images with a dedicated workflow that includes routine file import. Genealogists face similar challenges with downloaded and… Read more

All Members Now Moving to the New Ancestry

Posted by Kendall Hulet on December 14, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom

Over a year ago, based on extensive research into our members’ wants and needs, we set out to build a better website that reinvents the way Ancestry helps you discover and tell your family story. On December 15, we will complete the final transition worldwide to the new Ancestry site. Since introducing the new site… Read more

The New Ancestry: December 11th Feature Update

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 11, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom

Welcome to our weekly update on the new Ancestry website. Last week we posted an article that covered the upcoming features and this week we introduced several important enhancements to the Person Page, Facts view and media experience in the new Ancestry. As always, we have also included links to articles and videos at the end… Read more

The Great Big Canadian Family – One in 2200 Chance That a Complete Stranger is Your Cousin

Posted by Ancestry Team on December 10, 2015 in AncestryDNA, Canada

New analysis from AncestryDNA suggests you may need a banquet hall for this year’s holiday family gathering as findings reveal that the average Canadian may have over 15,000 living cousins. This means you have a one in 2,200 chance that a complete stranger is actually a distant relative.¹ This should be welcome news to the… Read more

Ruth Starr Rose Shares Visual Accounts of Maryland’s African American Founding Families

Posted by Barbara Paca on December 10, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site

After more than eighty years, artist Ruth Starr Rose is finally receiving recognition for her first-hand accounts of Maryland’s Eastern Shore founding families. Last month, we shared the incredible story of Ruth Starr Rose, a progressive artist born into an affluent family and raised on Maryland’s beautiful Chesapeake Bay. With access to some of the… Read more